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2 Killed, 12 Injured After Bomb Attack On Tourist Bus In Egypt

Two people have been killed and 12 others injured after a roadside bomb went off by a bus carrying tourists near the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

This picture taken on December 28, 2018 shows the scene of an attack on a tourist in Giza province south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. – Two Vietnamese tourists were killed and 10 others wounded on December 28 when a roadside bomb exploded near their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids in Cairo, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the BBC News, the bus was carrying Vietnamese tourists, as well as two Egyptians – a driver and a rep from the tourist company.

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The bomb explosion is believed to have taken place on the Mariouteya Road, which is a popular street with tourists.

The Interior Ministry had told Sky News Arabia that the explosion was caused by an improvised bomb and that two of those injured were Egyptian.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the ‘improvised explosive device was hidden next to a wall’, and that it detonated at around 6.15pm local time. An investigation into what happened has already begun.

Shocking images shared on social media show a bus with its windows blasted out and damage to the inside.

Police and medics attended the scene and those injured have been rushed to hospital.

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